St Peters Catholic Primary School

St Peters Catholic Primary School

Sun Awareness Week 2019

 

The aim of this week is to raise awareness for the dangers of long

exposure to the sun, and to promote safety when outside.

 

How can you be safe in the sun?

It’s quite easy to be safe when playing outside, with the simplest and most important thing to do being putting on sun screen. Make sure you put on a hat, or cover your skin. It’s the easy things like this that save your skin from harmful and painful damage caused by the sun when over-exposed.

 

Sun protection tips

  • Avoid the sun between 11am and 3pm when the rays are at their strongest.
  • Use a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher and choose one that protects against both UVB and UVA rays.
  • Apply sunscreen regularly throughout the day.
  • Use clothing to help protect yourself from the effects of sun such as a wide-brimmed hat (caps don't protect your neck or ears), long sleeved shirts and trousers.
  • Choose sunglasses with a guaranteed UV light filter.